The funeral cortege for Tina Satchwell is driven through her home town of Fermoy, Co Cork Alamy Stock Photo
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People gather to pay tribute as Tina Satchwell funeral cortege passes through home town

Tina Satchwell’s husband has been charged with her murder after remains were found earlier this month.

THE FUNERAL CORTEGE of Tina Satchwell has passed through her home town in Co Cork as family, friends and neighbours gathered to say goodbye to “a lovely” woman.

People gathered in groups along the streets in St Bernard’s Place estate in Fermoy, where Tina Satchwell grew up.

A notice said Tina Satchwell’s funeral mass would take place this afternoon “privately and quietly, as she lived”.

Tina Satchwell (45) had been missing from her home in Youghal since March 2017.

Two weeks ago, gardaí discovered her remains buried under the staircase in a house in Youghal.

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Her widower Richard Satchwell (57) with an address on Grattan Street, Youghal, has been charged with her murder.

Neighbours Patsy Flood and Brendan Cronin described her as a “lovely” woman who was happy “all of the time” and took her dogs everywhere with her.

Flood said despite the tragedy of her death, he was happy to hear that her remains were found for her family’s sake.

“Thank God they got her. There’s no-one in Cork that would say a bad word about them (Tina Satchwell’s family),” Flood added. 

Another person described Tina Satchwell as “a beautiful person inside and out”, who was always an “animal lover”.

Press Association